anti-wars

EDINBURGH REPORTBACK (via Red London):  “a few trophies from the full and frank discussion with the ‘Scottish Defence League’ and National Action at yesterday’s White Pride March. After bumping into the Column pleasantries were exchanged until the fash suddenly remembered a prior engagement anywhere except Edinburgh, leaving in such a hurry they forgot not only their flags and jackets but - look closely - one chap even forgot his pony tail. Done him a favour there tbh. Until next time!”

America bombed 200 civilians in what appears to be the first promise Trump actually kept–to murder civilians. Trump is also quietly ramping up an occupation of Syria. Welcome to another generation of Middle Eastern war, anti-America hatred, and inevitable blowback that will both kill Americans and prompt the Trump Administration to take away our rights in the name of security.
—  Levi Olson
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On this day in music history: March 27, 1971 - “What’s Going On” by Marvin Gaye hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 5 weeks, also peaking at #2 for 3 weeks on the Hot 100 on April 10, 1971. Written by Marvin Gaye, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Al Cleveland, it is the fifth R&B chart topper for the “Prince Of Motown”. The initial inspiration of the song comes from Renaldo “Obie” Benson of The Four Tops, after witnessing police viciously beating up anti-war student protesters at People’s Park in Berkeley, CA (while the group are in town for a concert appearance). When he gets back home to Detroit, Benson tells his friend, songwriter Al Cleveland about the incident. The two begin writing the song together with the intention of having The Four Tops record it. When the other group members don’t care for the song, Benson shows it Marvin Gaye. Liking what he hears, Gaye changes the melody and add his own lyrics to the song, drawing upon his own emotional response to the violence sparked by the anti-war protests, and his own disdain for the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War. A point that is brought closer to home by his younger brother Frankie, who had served three tours of duty in Vietnam. Once Gaye is finished writing, the basic track is recorded on June 10, 1970 with members of The Funk Brothers, including bassist James Jamerson, who is pulled out of a jam session at a local club to play on the session. At the time, Jamerson is so drunk that he can’t sit on a stool to play. He actually records his bass part while lying on his back on the studio floor. Another overdub session takes place in September with Detroit Lions players Lem Barney and Mel Farr singing  background vocals and add to the “party atmosphere” on the track. When Motown hears the finished song, they initially refuse to release it, feeling that it is “uncommercial”. They eventually relent when Gaye refuses to record anymore new material until it released. Issued on January 17, 1971, “What’s Going On” is a massive smash, selling over a million copies in its first week of release (moving over two and half million copies in the US by the time it drops off the chart), becoming the fastest selling single in Motown’s history to that date.

garazeb orrelios? a captain in the lasat army and a survivor of the genocide of his lasat people, someone who has every right to hate k*llus’ guts?

no, the comic relief who is only relevant when with the person who committed genocide on his entire race

Finn : a complexe, well-rounded, loveable black character

Hux : a white guy we saw 3 minutes in the movie, who said 3 lines, so 
insignificant I didn’t even remember he was there after seeing the movie 

did you know… that you can like a villainous character… without trying to erase the fact that they’re a villain??? you can appreciate a dynamic and well-written villain while acknowledging the fact that they are evil and have done terrible things…. liking a villain doesn’t mean that you condone their actions…. AND you can definitely like a villain without wanting them to be “redeemed” by being forced into an unhealthy and out of character relationship with one of the heroes…… wow….. who knew…… 

RIP Carrie Fisher. You were an awesome woman who fought the stigma surrounding mental illness, a hero to so many of us at an early age. A real-life Rebel Alliance is needed now to combat capitalism and fascism, and I know I’m not alone in saying that Star Wars – particularly Carrie’s Leia – played a small part in inspiring me to revolutionary ideals. May the Force be with you, Carrie, and may a Rebel Alliance form in the years to come.

You know…

There’s a reason why the Star Wars fandom is suddenly shipping the female leads with the villains.

It’s because none of the men that are near them are white (with the exception of Luke in Rey’s case (and Han but he’s dead anyways)).

They insist on finding a white man to ship with them.

So they go to the villains.

Having a diverse cast means the overly racist fandom will be gross. This is not a coincidence. Star Wars never had a diverse cast before, so that issue never existed.

You can see this being a major thing in other fandoms too when the canon love interest is a poc, like with Jessigrave (even though the show REPEATEDLY calls that rape).